The legend of Double No-Hit

Most fans know Johnny Vander Meer pitched back-to-back no-hitters. But do you know his story? Story

Updated: April 23, 2007, 3:15 PM ET
By Robert Weintraub | Special to Page 2

Monday night in Kansas City, Mark Buehrle will take the mound coming off a no-hitter against the Rangers. Once the Royals manage a knock off him, the announcer will intone, "Johnny Vander Meer's record is safe for a little while longer." And baseball will move on, without taking time to remember Vander Meer's extraordinary accomplishment, one of the most amazing in the long history of the game -- back-to-back no-hitters. Just shy of 70 years ago, a 23-year-old held the Boston Bees hitless, then ...

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